This updated second edition of The Effective Teachers Guide to Moderate, Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties (Cognitive Impairments) has been restructured and expanded to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the busy teacher.

This new edition is highly relevant and contextualized, drawing on the curriculum and assessment, pedagogy, resources, therapy and care and school and classroom organisation. It is accessible and practical in approach yet offers the necessary underpinning of research and professional knowledge to enable the teacher to be self-critical in developing classroom approaches.

The book accessibly and thoroughly discusses the classroom difficulties associated with:

  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Moderate to severe cognitive impairment
  • Profound cognitive impairment
  • Conditions associated with cognitive impairment.

A much needed source of knowledge for teachers, students on initial teacher training courses, school managers, and administrators, this book will be of interest to anyone who supports children and young people with cognitive impairments.

chapter 1|4 pages


chapter 2|19 pages

Mild cognitive impairment

chapter 3|20 pages

Moderate to severe cognitive impairment

chapter 4|19 pages

Profound cognitive impairment

chapter 6|4 pages

Summary and conclusion